Man Fatally Shot After Attacking Police Officer With Sword

Officer placed on administrative leave

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    A man who attacked an officer with a sword was fatally shot last night, Baltimore County police report.

    According to police, officers were serving a search warrant and say that when the Reginald Melvin Cox Jr. swung a large sword at one of the officers, the officer opened fire to stop the attack. Cox was pronounced dead on the scene.

    The officer who shot Cox is a 17-year veteran. He has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of the case.